Reading the article brought a pleasant memory of my late mother-in-law, who really enjoyed watching golf on TV, and truly loved Phil Mickelson, whom she simply called “my boy.” At least once a year, we would review the basics of scoring as they apply to stroke play. Pleasant memories are helpful during a pandemic.
I had watched the legendary Jack Nicklaus vocally juggle, in one breath saying he would do nothing to throttle bombers and in the next, chastising golf’s governing bodies for not doing something about the golf ball.
Former NFL player Mike Holmes (Ball High School class of 1969), chairman of the Galveston Professional Athletes (GPA) organization, has announced the 2nd Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament.
Tiger Woods joined with Phil Mickelson and sure-to-be Hall of Fame football players Peyton Manning and Tom Brady to raise more than $20 million in "The Match: Champions for Charity."
“Here’s what we’ll do,” someone must have suggested. “We’ll mic up the players, then have the announcers talk over them. Yes, even better, we’ll have special guests like Bill Murray, and let them talk over the players, too.”
The four finalists were trying their very best to NOT be the worst. Said one competitor: “If I wanted to become notorious, I’d sneak past the guards at the White House. I’m here to be the best of the worst.”
As much as we love golf, and despite putting contests pretending to be Arnold Palmer or Jack Nicklaus or Gary Player, most of my generation first shared a childhood dream of playing for the Yankees or the Dodgers long before there was a Houston team known as the Colt .45s.
Doug Sanders finished second in the 1959 PGA Championship, second in the 1961 U.S. Open, second in the 1966 Open Championship at Muirfield, and, most famously and sadly, second to Jack Nicklaus at The Open in 1970 in a playoff after missing a 30-inch putt at the final hole of regulation at S…
The Global Golf headline to a piece by Steve Eubanks said it best: “Tours Show Leadership; Recreational Golf Muddles Through.”
Imagine my surprise last Friday morning as I traveled southbound on Highway 146 and as usual glanced over toward Bayou Golf Course. What, no players? Can’t be, I thought to myself.
Area golf courses are not only still open for business; several report that the number of rounds being played has increased. For most area courses, one can make tee times online and at the same time learn about any modifications or restrictions regarding play.